Source code Management and Version Control

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Fontano, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Fontano macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2008
    What are you using to manage your Source Code, and provide any form of Version Control.

    For now, I have just been making backups to a Flash stick, and a 2nd computer... but I would like to do something a little more elegant...

    Possible CVS or something similar.
  2. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    cvs comes with the Apple Developer tools and XCode integrates cvs directly into its SCM menu.

    for a CVS "getting started" page.

    I also run Time Machine after I do any major CVS commit/check-in so that I have stuff backed-up on yet another disk drive.
  3. nokq macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2003
    If your doing solo development like myself, you could substitute the xcode snapshot feature. I've used it exclusively. Otherwise go with svn.
  4. ayasin macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2008
    I use SVN. It's great and REALLY easy to set up (esp if you have a spare mac).
  5. Encryptic macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2008
    CVS is a bit more out of date, most people are using Subversion (SVN [Free]) or Perforce (P4 [Paid]) in commercial development.

    Both of which integrate into XCode.

    If you're serious about managing your source code, use of a VPS (Instead of using a spare computer, I prefer things being hosted off-site) isn't a bad solution, considering you can get one setup for $20/month and then throw in daily backups for another few dollars a month.
  6. Aea macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2007
    Denver, Colorado
    We use SVN, most of the time via the command line. Unfortunately XCode SVN Integration is simply terrible, breaks way too often for its own good.
  7. brownsocks macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2008
    I concur with Aea, I had problems with the source control integration initially,granted I did not give it much time, and now I am using SVN from the command line and it works just fine for me.
  8. speedracer3000 macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2008
    free subversion hosting

    this may be helpful to some...
    I was looking into source control myself and since I prefer to use an off-site SVN server I searched online for subversion hosting. I found a site called that offers free hosting for up to 5 team members and 500MB. For my purpose this is sufficient. I am not affiliated with the company just thought I'd share.

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